Bachelor of Education Professional Development
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Completion of Bachelor of Education or a three-year Diploma of Teaching that includes a Pass in professional experience from this university; or
Completion of a Bachelor of Education or a Diploma of Teaching or Bachelor of Teaching or an equivalent qualification from another approved institution of higher education; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences as equivalent to the above.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Special admission requirements
Experienced teachers who do not meet the above requirements may be permitted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor to be admitted to the course and be required to complete such subjects and other work as may be prescribed in addition to completing the requirements specified below.
Post admission requirements
Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):
This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.
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Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).
Select a major
Type of major
Credit points in major
24 credit points
Some teaching areas not available in Cairns
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
No advanced standing will be granted for professional experience.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
The major studied shall appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Honours is available as an additional year of study
Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.